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Old 21st Mar 2017, 01:35   #1 (permalink)
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Unusual low flight

A few minutes ago (around 11.25am or so) I had what sounded like a large commercial jet fly very low over my place at Tarbuck Bay NSW 2428. Sounded low enough to be about to land but nearest airports are Newcastle and Taree. I went outside to see what it was but missed it as it had gone over the hill. Anyone know what might be going on here?
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 02:27   #2 (permalink)
 
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QLK 421D closest to you unless you had a non ttanspo ding mil flight playing around there
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 03:09   #3 (permalink)
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Didn't sound anything like a Dash 8 to me. More like a very large but slow commercial size jet. We often get FA18's from Williamtown playing around here, sometimes even going supersonic but this was nothing at all like that.
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 03:21   #4 (permalink)
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Just looked on Flightaware and it says QLK 421D departed on time but landed 46 mins late at 12.22pm. Enlarged the track and it does show the aircraft has done a circuit for some reason in
this area so maybe that was it? I wonder what was going on?
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 03:38   #5 (permalink)
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Hmmm maybe it was a Hawk. Flying Operations - Royal Australian Air Force
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Not in the same area as you but have had that with a raaf C-17... Scared the crap out everybody who saw it.
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Any info why QLK made a few burnouts on their way to Newcastle ?
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 10:35   #8 (permalink)
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Yes a C-17 looking like it was coming in to land where there's no airstrip would frighten me that's for sure! haha Some locals around here are saying it was a couple of air force jets flying low with the speed brakes on. Strange. Never knew they could fly that slow and thought they used those for landing?
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